Breathtaking photos of its surface by a Chinese probe

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[EN VIDÉO] Zhurong: His first sounds on Mars
Zhurong is the first Chinese spacecraft to set foot on Mars. On June 27, 2021, the China National Space Administration (CNSA) released a series of audio files he recorded. the first ! It was May 22, 2021, as the rover fired its engines and rolled down its landing ramps to roll through the red planet’s soil. (Chinese to English translation) © CCTV Video News Agency

Take a picture of the entire surface of Mars. It was one of the missions assigned to Tianwen-1, the probe launched by the China Aerospace Administration (CNSA) in July 2020. The country’s first independent planetary exploration mission. And about 1,344 orbits after arriving near red planet In February 2021, Tianwen-1 was finally able to map its entire surface. All are stored in over a thousand gigabytes of raw data.

So researchers will now have at least one mid-resolution image of any of them Mars region. For some areas, they will even have high definition images. They are likely to reveal valuable new information. In the meantime, a place to question.

Guided tour of Mars

with the Pictures brought back by Tianwen-1 From JM Marineris, for example. The canyon system is gigantic: its length is 4000 km and depths are up to 7 km. The Astronomy scientists I still don’t know how it was formed. But they suspect it took billions of years, from cracks that appeared as the Red Planet began to cool.

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There are also new photos of the hole Maunder, one of the deepest depths on Mars. or theAscarius Monsa volcano More than 18 kilometers were discovered by the Mariner 9 probe, about 50 years ago.

Important photos from The south pole of Mars, also. The area where a vast subglacial lake is believed to be filled with salt water is hidden beneath. It’s probably our best chance of finding any trace of life on the Red Planet.

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